Goth Advice from Your Comments

Catching-Up by Fluffy Steve, because we could all do with a helping hand in the Alt Community.

 It’s been a while since I posted the original post. It’s been in and out
of my mind while finishing up my last days of University for the year.
(My first year is finally down! Only three and a half to go!) Anyway, in
the comment section of my A Question For My Readers: Reader Appreciation Time! post
you guys used your awesome knowledge to give me and your fellow readers
some tips on being Goth. I’ve listed a few favourites bellow.

If you could give any piece of knowledge or advice to another Goth, what would it be?

 An Honest Drug, of Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor:

“Your eyeliner will never be straight. It’s not worth the bother. ;)”

 K, of Girl with a Pen:

“Trawl the internet and create a folder of fashion that suits your
lifestyle. Although sumptuous Victoriana replete with bustles and
dramatic makeup may be gorgeous to look at and fill your heart with
longing, it’s not quite practical as a student who walks to class with a
backpack. Even if one purchases such an amazing outfit it is unlikely
that it will be worn much on a day to day basis, which can be a little
disheartening when one just wants to look darkly attractive upon leaving
the house. So if that is your life, look for more casual gothy outfits
that you ca see being practical to you.”

 Meagan K, of Coffin Kitch:

“Don’t take yourself too seriously and over analyzed yourself to the
point of putting yourself in a tiny box. Move around and stretch your
legs, just live your life the way you want……goth or no goth.”

1666 x 30, of The Mutant Stomp Friends:

“I feel we’re too tied down with tradition–even though there’s new stuff
happening all the time in the genre! Don’t relive the past or your
youth, there’s so much going on right now.”

Bixie Willow, of

“Be careful when trying to climb stairs while wearing a trench coat, long
skirt, platforms, or very high heels. It’s very easy to trip. My trench
coat has tried to kill me on several occasions.”
Don’t forget to check out comments of the original post for all of the
tips together because you guys are amazing! If you missed out feel free to post some advice in the comments bellow, on either post for future readers to stumble across.


  1. November 27, 2013 / 9:08 am

    Well, the first comment makes me feel better about the fact I never get my eyeliner even.

    I also really have to agree with Bixie Willow, I wear long skirts a lot, so I am aware of that danger.

    And of course, Megan K is so right, you can like whatever you want, don't over analyse it!

    All very good advice!

  2. November 27, 2013 / 10:20 am

    Aww, thank you for featuring me! Excellent advice from everyone, especially CoffinKitsch's advice. I wish I'd been told that when I first started dressing ooky-spooky!

  3. November 27, 2013 / 6:06 pm

    Awesome tips! Loved them all xD <3

    My tips:
    -Use flea markets and buy things in your friends closet or make a trading party with your friends! Everybody will come with their old clothing or shoes or accessories and you trade them for free. You can lovely new things for free and get rid of the old rags that someone loves now!
    -DIY your clothes and shoes. Your old shoes will become new with some glittery spray paint. More color, more fun!
    -Use clothes that fits.
    -Don´t be afraid of trying something new.
    -Goths don´t wear only black

  4. November 27, 2013 / 7:31 pm

    You don't have to stick with the "eyeliner make-up everyday" routine. You can skip it, depending on your mood. (From my personal experience)

  5. Anonymous
    December 20, 2013 / 12:00 pm

    Goth is an attitude. You need not permanently look the part.

    Yes, it's fun, yes, it feels right.

    But there will be days when makeup is just too much effort, there will be situations where your usual attire will not be practical.

    Accept it.

    It doesn't make you any less.

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